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DIY Gold and Black Skeleton Coffin Charcuterie Tray

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Ah, the magic of Halloween! As the crisp autumn air starts to weave its way into our lives, I find myself eagerly anticipating the most spooktacular time of the year. There's just something about Halloween that makes my heart race with excitement, and it's not just the prospect of endless treats (although that's a major bonus!). It's the opportunity to let my creativity run wild, transforming my space into something extraordinary.

Now, let's talk about one of my favorite secrets for making Halloween enchanting without emptying your wallet: Dollar Tree! Yes, you read that right – the treasure trove of affordable goodies where every aisle holds the potential for DIY magic.

For this DIY, I coupled a dollar tree skeleton with a black coffin-shaped charcuterie tray for something fun I've never seen anyone else do before!

I have witnessed many people put the skeleton or skeleton parts directly into the tray for spooky boards. However, I see two main issues with this:

  1. There's less room for charcuterie items when decorations are inside the tray.

  2. Does anyone know if these plastic items are actually food-safe? As a professionally trained chef, I'm always trying NOT to poison my guests. :)

So, I came up with a better solution. It's still glamorous and creepy, but there's more room for goodies, and everyone will stay safe! Plus, it's just so darn cute!

Here's what you need:


Step 1: Cut off the hanging piece on top of the head of the plastic skull.

Step 2: Remove the bottom part of each leg at the knee.

Step 3: Spray paint on both sides of all three of the plastic skeleton pieces and allow them to dry.

Step 4: Hot glue the body of the skeleton in a sitting position, then glue both legs to each side of the top of the tray.

Step 5: Hot glue both of the separate leg pieces onto the tray with the feet facing upwards.

Step 6: Hot glue both hands to the bottom part of the legs to help support the body.

Step 7: Add your charcuterie elements and ENJOY!




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